DISABILITY AWARENESS NIGHT
Learn finger spelling.
Learn the promise in sign language.
Play Ship to Shore with half the unit wearing ear muffs. Then swap over.
Walk down the road to the local shops to figure out what aspects would be difficult for wheelchair users.
Bring wheelchairs, crutches, and let the girls have a turn at using them.
Create a blindfold obstacle course.
Have a series of activities involving identification by taste, smell or touch.
Have a discussion about different types of disabilities – dyslexia, epilepsy, allergies, etc. Use various association websites for information and activities.
Do drawings in the dark - or drawings holding the pencils in your feet.
Try making sandwiches when one girl is blindfolded and another girl is giving her instructions.
Have a visit from a Guide dog.
Have a snowball fight with newspaper. Give each team a certain amount of time to make snowballs, then see if one team can get rid of all the snowballs on their side of the room.
Play hockey using rolled and taped newspaper sticks as bats.
In pairs, both stand on a piece of newspaper - no part of either girl can be touching the floor. Then get off, fold the newspaper in half and try again. See how many times you can fold it and still both stand on it.
Have a game in teams where each team has to cross the width of the hall only using 1 piece of newspaper.
Have a newspaper fashion show (dress one member of a patrol up in a costume using only newspaper).
Put the girls in pairs and call out particular objects which they have to tear out of newspaper.
Make a clothesline, and have each patrol tear out certain items of 'clothing' and pin them on the line. Do it as a race.
Give each patrol a copy of the same newspaper and see who can find certain sections of the paper, or certain articles first.
Give each pair a newspaper and see who can find the most number of the letter 's' on one page.
Find all the words in the Promise in a newspaper.
Here are a variety of recipes to make during a meeting. The age of the girls determines how much of the cooking they do, and how much is done by leaders.
Apricot and marshmallow balls
Icecream in a bag
Have each patrol make a name, a flag and a routine to perform in the Opening Ceremony.
Discus with paper plates.
Hockey using rolled up newspaper, a small soft ball and chairs for goals.
Sailing - make paper boats and have a race blowing them across the floor.
Sychronised swimming - make up a routine to perform as a patrol using only arms.
Javelin with kebab sticks
High jump - jumping straight up and tapping a wall with flour on their fingertips.
Finger fencing - make a 'pistol' with your thumb and finger, and join to someone else's hand using the other three fingers on that hand. The aim is to hit the other person's shoulder with your 'finger sword'.
Walking - balancing paper plates on their heads.
Volleyball - two teams sitting down with legs outstretched and feet together - using a balloon.
Basketball foul shots - bouncy balls and a small bucket.
Relays - of any sort.
Gymnastics - see who can balance on one leg for the longest.